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LETTER: Council 'hellbent' on turning Barrie into 'concrete jungle,' reader says

Developers' goal is to turn Barrie into a 'mini-Toronto where all you can see is condos,' says letter-writer
2021-11-09 Innisfil Essa rendering
Rendering for development plans at Essa Road and Innisfil Street.

BarrieToday welcomes letters to the editor at raymond@barrietoday.com. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letter is from former Barrie resident Ken Robertson in response to a story titled Residents can have their say on Allandale highrise proposal later this month' published on Nov. 13. 
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For the proposed towers on Essa Road, Innisfil Street and Jacob’s Terrace, I think all residents of Barrie know this council is hellbent on turning downtown Barrie into a condo jungle.

Although councillors may listen to residents’ concerns, the decision is made and will be the same as the massive tower development on the waterfront — between Lakeshore Drive and Bradford Street  where there was plenty of opposition.

The developers own this council and their goal is to turn downtown Barrie into a mini-Toronto where all you can see is condos.

Ken Robertson
Wasaga Beach

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